Aggressive female towards male duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JessWolo, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. JessWolo

    JessWolo In the Brooder

    Jan 8, 2019
    We will try this. But as of this morning, she's been pulling his neck and back. Feathers have come out. It's exhausting and kind of heartbreaking to watch.
  2. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Enabler

    Sep 2, 2018
    Big Chimney, WV
    My Coop
    What you can try is to dampen her status within the flock: Grab her by the shoulders and put your hand heavy on her back, forcing her to lay down and sit. She will struggle and try to get away, don't let her. You are dominating her, eroding her status within the flock a bit and her self esteem somewhat.
    It is like a bully being bullied by a stronger bully. - I don't mean to call you a bully, but you have to act like one in this case. ;) It will likely dampen her aggression for a while and you can repeat that until she stops bullying the drake.
  3. Duck_life

    Duck_life Songster

    May 14, 2019
    Woods of PA
    My Muscovy female, would be protective of my other female bella but would attack her to, they worked it out as they got older and are BFFS now, let them work it out
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    How's the relationship today?
  5. JessWolo

    JessWolo In the Brooder

    Jan 8, 2019
    No change yet.... every monrning there are more feathers around the run, although his neck looks fine.
    Miss Lydia likes this.
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    Maybe someone is molting it’s that time of year.

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